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#10957216 - 07/04/15 06:59 PM Spinning Reel
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Loc: Denton, TX
I've never been big on spinning gear, but I guess I'm going to try it again. Any recommendations on reels? Because I'm not certain if I'll stick with it, something like a stradic would probably be too pricey. Looking more in the $120-$150 range. Thanks in advance.

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#10957229 - 07/04/15 07:09 PM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: jbcarroll3000]
senko9S Offline
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Loc: Bedford, TX
I would look for an older stradic.
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#10957234 - 07/04/15 07:15 PM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: jbcarroll3000]
Hooky_Looky Offline
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Registered: 03/16/09
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Loc: Plano, TX
I have a nearly new stradic fj 2500 series for sale for $130. Only spooled with line, never been on the water. Originally $179.99 plus tax.

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#10957237 - 07/04/15 07:16 PM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: jbcarroll3000]
bigbass94 Offline
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Shimano Saros FA


I'd give this reel a try. Very smooth.
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#10957238 - 07/04/15 07:19 PM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: Hooky_Looky]
senko9S Offline
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Originally Posted By: Highbread
I have a nearly new stradic fj 2500 series for sale for $130. Only spooled with line, never been on the water. Originally $179.99 plus tax.


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#10957239 - 07/04/15 07:19 PM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: jbcarroll3000]
SRitchey Offline
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Loc: McKinney, TX
I really like my Revo SX30. 5.8:1 ratio. I use it for finesse...dropshot, ned rig, etc. 20# braid backing and 8-10# InvizX leaders. 15% off at Tackle Warehouse so around $135.99 shipped. Here's a link.
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#10957267 - 07/04/15 07:51 PM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: jbcarroll3000]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
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Tacklewarehouse has Lews spinning reels on sale. I use them and have no issues with them. I am not a big spinning guy either but they have a place and come in handy. I think its the tournament HS for $68.

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#10957431 - 07/04/15 11:23 PM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: SAKS]
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Originally Posted By: SAKS
Tacklewarehouse has Lews spinning reels on sale. I use them and have no issues with them. I am not a big spinning guy either but they have a place and come in handy. I think its the tournament HS for $68.
and a fast gear ratio.

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#10957514 - 07/05/15 06:49 AM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: jbcarroll3000]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Loc: Texas
An Abu Garcia Revo SX is in your price range, new. And, it is "braid ready" so know stickers or backing required. I don't own one but it is a good looking reel with a good reputation.

From experience, I can recommend the Shimano Stradic Ci4+, 2500 or 3000 sizes. A used one should fall from its normal 220 bucks into your price range. The "+" is the latest version with a much stronger composite material and a few other improvements.

It weighs essentially nothing, is smooth as silk, casts a mile, etc.

Once you get one, if you rig it up to take advantage of its strengths over bait casters, you'll likely use it exclusively for those techniques. One of the obvious "strengths" is fishing finesse with 6 and 8 pound lines.

And, though I am sure you know how to operate one, for a crash and/or refresher course in the very best techniques to employ, watch Captain Chris Myers series on YouTube.

Brad

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#10957621 - 07/05/15 09:47 AM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: Hooky_Looky]
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Loc: Southlake, Texas
Originally Posted By: Highbread
I have a nearly new stradic fj 2500 series for sale for $130. Only spooled with line, never been on the water. Originally $179.99 plus tax.


I have a couple of these, really good reels, I actually used mine this year, had really good success with them.
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#10957984 - 07/05/15 03:41 PM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: jbcarroll3000]
Drop_shot_king Offline
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Registered: 07/04/15
Posts: 91
Loc: Irving tx
Can't go wrong with any shimano spinning reels they pretty much all have a good drag system plus are very bank account friendly. flag

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#10958067 - 07/05/15 04:42 PM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: jbcarroll3000]
txmasterpo Offline
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I recently bought two pflueger president spinning reels and I am impressed with them....10 bearing, very smooth, less than $80
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#10958220 - 07/05/15 06:16 PM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: txmasterpo]
Scott in Flower Mound Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 559
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: txmasterpo
I recently bought two pflueger president spinning reels and I am impressed with them....10 bearing, very smooth, less than $80


^This last post is a good one. I also have two Pflueger Presidents, and both the 6935 and the 6925 are both great reels for the price point (6935 is sized for bass, the other for an ultralight rig (crappie).

Scott in Flower Mound

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#10958882 - 07/06/15 06:10 AM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: jbcarroll3000]
CajunPOG Offline
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Registered: 05/28/14
Posts: 75
I picked up a pflueger Trion because I almost never use a spinning reel and I didn't want to invest any kind of serious coin. Not the best drag in the world but I didn't expect it to blow me away at $40. Overall though, I've been impressed with it for the price. It's done everything I've asked it to.

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#10958925 - 07/06/15 06:48 AM Re: Spinning Reel [Re: jbcarroll3000]
TanHner36 Offline
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Registered: 04/03/15
Posts: 1015
Loc: Houston, TX
+1 on the Pflueger reels. I have 2 Trion and a President and they work great.

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